As we wave goodbye to summer, now is the time to invest in your most important piece of gear: new running shoes. Our Autumn/Winter 2011 Shoe Guide includes a bumper crop of 24 new shoes, as well as reviews and technical information on each.
The RW Shoe Lab has once again been fired up and we thrashed these shoes to within an inch of their lives to see how they respond to the pounding you lot are likely to give them out on the road. Runner's World is the only publication in the world that tests shoes this way.
Every shoe in this guide has also been put through its paces by RW staffers, as well as our national pool of wear testers and members of West 4 Harriers and Dulwich Runners.
If you're not sure what type of shoe you're looking for, be sure to try the RW Shoe Finder. Our flagship gear tool has been overhauled for 2011 and as well as its shiny new look, it features the full spectrum of shoes featured in the Spring/Summer Shoe Guide.
Once you've found the shoe for you, visit our new online store at runnersworldstore.co.uk. You'll find all the latest shoes as well as running apparel, accessories, gadgets and more.